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Trainee Teacher wins Hair Stylist of the Year Award

A Trainee Teacher at the Hugh Baird University Centre has won the Hair Stylist of the Year Award at the prestigious English Hair & Beauty Awards 2022.

The annual English Hair & Beauty Awards celebrates the best professionals and businesses within the ever-thriving hair and beauty industry.

Andrew, aged 38 from Liverpool, achieved a degree in Creative Make Up Design and Practice at the Hugh Baird University Centre and is now studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Andrew said:

“To be nominated for Hair Stylist of the Year was amazing. You go to these awards thinking ‘Will I win?’ – but to go onto win the award is such an incredible and exciting experience.”

“It’s great to have another accolade under my belt, this award will really help me out when I go for certain industry positions, especially if I want to continue working within TV.”

Andrew, who is undertaking his teaching placement at Hugh Baird College, explains what his plans are after completing his PGCE:

“When I finish my PGCE in June I have an interview for a permanent teaching position within the hair and beauty department at Hugh Baird College. I have my fingers crossed that I can continue working with the fantastic students at the College.”

Hair Stylist of the Year Andrew had a few words of advice for our students:

“Every day working in the industry is completely different, it’s an exciting environment to work in with so many different paths you can take – competition work, salon work, even TV and film. My one piece of advice for those who are interested in getting into the hair and beauty industry would be to try everything and see what suits the way you work best. Keep pushing towards your goals and don’t give up!”